Over the past year, I have had more than 3500 families attend my workshops around New Zealand. My 2 hour workshop is broken up into two parts. The first hour is focused on ways in which you can reduce waste with a new baby. It includes discussions around what you do and don't need when having a baby, dealing with household food scraps and baby food waste, purchasing less so you have less wastage, re-usable alternatives like breast pads, wipes, food containers, packaging, re-usable products for mum, making up-cycled nappies from old sheets and towels and lots more.
Because many of the council waste audits here in NZ show that between 8% - 19% of their domestic waste is disposable nappies, the second hour of the workshop focuses on cloth nappies, how to wash them efficiently, washing with water restrictions and how to choose which nappies will suit your baby best.
Did you know that if every parent in NZ used just 1 cloth nappy on their baby per day we could prevent 1 Million nappies from going to landfill per week? (*Source Zero waste) They are also far better for your pocket. It is possible to save around $4000 per child just by using cloth nappies!
The Nappy Lady and a team of passionate mums also run Cloth Nappy Week every year which is a highly anticipated annual week long event. For more information click here